L'Alt Maestrat, Tinença de Benifassà, Turmell i Vallivana

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000465)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since May 2000
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Comunidad Valenciana (ES52)
  • Surface area: 965 km2 (96483.61 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 37 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (37)
Species group Number
Birds 25
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 6
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 964.836
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 964.836
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 964.836
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 2894.51
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 2894.51
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 4824.18
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 964.836
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 964.836
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1929.67
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 964.836
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 964.836
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 964.836
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 964.836
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 964.836
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1929.67
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 964.836
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 11578
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1929.67
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 964.836
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 23156.1
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 7718.69
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 964.836
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 964.836

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
May 2000
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update June 2009

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